Lionel the Lion by Kali Dahle

Lionel the Lion

February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
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This is a popular pattern that is FREE on my blog at I am offering it here with additional photos, tips and tricks, and some add ons in a printable pdf version.

Written using U.S Crochet terms.

The pattern is a PDF and you will need Adobe Reader to open it. This program is free to download. Feel free to contact me if you need any help!

Lionel is the Letter L pattern in my Amigurumi A to Z series! He takes a lot of time keeping up with his mane, and always in search of the perfect hair product. He is about 12 inches tall (a little less when he is sitting) and the perfect size for cuddling. This is a great pattern for an advanced beginners, but even a determined beginner can make this work! This lion was made so his legs could sit out, in, or “stand up!” Either way you pose him, he is the best little play buddy!

You will need:
Approx 120 g size 4 yarn in main color (I used I Love this Yarn in Sungold)
Small amount of Ivory and Dark Brown worsted weight (for nose and mouth)
Bulky yarn in Brown for the Mane (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Billings Chocolate)
Crochet Hook in Size 3.75
Tapestry Needle
12mm safety eyes
stitch marker

You will need to know how to use a magic circle, single crochet and how to increase and invisible decrease. I include instructions for the invisible decrease.
You will also need to know how to use the half-double, double and triple crochet.

You can sell any items made from this pattern in a small capacity. You cannot share, reproduce or copy this pattern for any purpose. Please link back to the pattern and my blog listed below when you are selling finished items whether on Etsy, instagram, facebook, or any other social media or place online. Just respect my rights as the designer, thank you!

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